CANTON, Ohio – November 20, 2020 – Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football and owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls (“the Destination”), today announced a multi-year partnership with Republic Services of Ohio, LLC, a Republic Services, Inc. subsidiary (“Republic”). Republic is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous waste disposal. Republic, which will serve as the Company’s preferred waste and recycling partner, is the latest company HOFV has partnered with to further advance its business plan and growth strategy.
As part of the partnership, Republic will establish a recycling education program and commit resources to the Destination. The program will help to ensure that the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls is properly managing its waste and recycling, while also educating its anticipated millions of annual visitors on how to take better care of the planet via recycling and other sustainability measures.
Erica Muhleman, Executive Vice President of New Business, Marketing & Sales for HOFV, said, “As Phase II of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls continues to gain momentum and we break ground on new assets, we are proud to partner with Republic Services, a company with an incredible track record for safe, clean and healthy waste disposal. Our partnership will ensure that we are not only responsibly handling our waste, but demonstrating our commitment to doing so ethically and sustainably. As our company continues to grow and we further advance our business verticals, protecting the environment will remain a key component of our business plan.”
The Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management. The Destination is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio, and HOFV anticipates creating thousands of new jobs through Phase II and Phase III construction, which are scheduled to be completed within the next five years. As the assets continue to open, the Destination’s visitor base is expected to increase exponentially, providing an economic lift for the entire region.
“As construction on the Hall of Fame Village continues, Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company leadership recognizes the critical importance of a sustainable recycling and waste services plan,” said Rick Vannan, Republic Services general manager. “We are excited to partner with the Company as it aims to reduce waste, implement a comprehensive recycling program and educate its workforce on proper recycling and waste procedures. We also look forward to launching the Destination’s recycling education program and serving as its preferred waste services partner for years to come.”
About the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.
About Republic Services, Inc.
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make responsible recycling and waste disposal effortless for its customers across the country. Its 36,000 employees are committed to providing a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet® for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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